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Sharlene Wallace, harpist, composer
Sharlene Wallace is both a Classical harpist and one of Canada’s most prolific and influential Celtic/lever harp players. She has won two international lever harp competitions and created seven independent CDs. Sharlene’s most recent album is In Night’s Deep Silence, recorded and produced with bass player George Koller. It is an exploration of spacious calm at A432. Sharlene’s albums are journeys in rhythm, spaciousness, Celtic, Classical and South American genres and in expanding the harp repertoire as a composer and with numerous commissions for the lever harp by Canadian composers such as Rodney Sharman, John Beckwith, Evelyne Datl, Kirk Elliott, and South American harpist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.
Sharlene’s concerts and teaching have taken her across North America and to Europe, including the International Diva Series 3 (Toronto), Ottawa Chamber Festival, 11th World Harp Congress (Vancouver), Celtica and the Workshop Internazionale di Arpa (Italy), Musicora (Paris, France), Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound, ON), Harpcon (St. Louis, MO), and Vancouver Island Musicfest (BC). She is also a regular instructor for the summer harp retreat weeks at CAMMAC in Lac MacDonald, Quebec and Island Mountain Arts’ International Harp School in Wells, BC.
Sharlene teaches both lever and pedal harps privately in Guelph, Oakville and Toronto as well as at the University of Guelph, Wilfred Laurier University and York University. Her own Classical harp performance degree is from the University of Toronto where she studied with the eminent Judy Loman. Sharlene is principal harpist with Guelph, Oakville and Kingston Symphonies.
NEW Sharlene Wallace CD In Night’s Deep Silence